On January 12, 2010, a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas in Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people, injuring thousands and destroying buildings, roads and other critical infrastructure including many schools and health facilities across the region. More than 2 million people were affected, many left homeless.
health care providers and community partners worked with us
million in total aid distributed to our partner
shipments of medicine and supplies
An Americares team was on the ground within 48 hours of the disaster to actively assist with Haiti’s earthquake recovery efforts. Within days we airlifted $6 million in relief supplies, including lifesaving medicines, to help survivors trapped in the rubble and chaos. We established an office and warehouse, restoring clinical services and building a stronger, resilient health system throughout Haiti.
Working with over 80 local partners, we made long-term, sustainable improvements in the health system by expanding health services, controlling cholera and preventing outbreaks, improving maternal and child health, and preparing for future disasters:
Americares medicines, supplies as well as our support for projects and services have reached more than 160 hospitals, clinics and community health programs in all 10 departments.